Holiday Travel Season: Best Booking Tips

Best times to buy Holiday air tickets

The hectic holiday travel season is practically within spitting distance. For travelers looking to avoid the long lines and packed planes, here is one top tip: don’t travel the week before Thanksgiving.

Concur, a travel and expense management firm that represents some 57 percent of the world’s business travel, analyzed historical data to find…

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Traveling During the Time of Trump

Travel-Intel Travel Ban
U.S. travelers rarely head out to a foreign destination, legitimate visa in hand, concerned about what might happen to them at the airport when they land. But that is exactly what happened to this writer last week. I thought I was heading off to Istanbul on a long-ago scheduled press trip to meet executives at Turkish Airlines headquarters. The contact asked if I was ready to go, if my documents were in place, and then assured me tickets and the trip’s itinerary were on their way. That was Monday. Radio silence ensued until Tuesday afternoon when I received a note that the trip, in the works since May, would not be taking place. The reason? A visa war the U.S. administration seemed to be waging with the Turkish government that day. Read more »

Faena Miami Beach: New Depth to Design Hotels

Kurtz-Ahlers Faena Miami

The word “Faena,” heard most emphatically in neighborhoods fanning from the blinding white sands lining Miami Beach, could be another term for fantastical, improbable. It stems from one unstoppable Alan Faena, co-creator of the new Faena Hotel Miami Beach and the energy behind the increasingly famous Faena District Miami.         READ MORE …

Activating the Activacation: Fab Fitness Stays

Travel-Intel Fitness wellness vacation

Younger travelers are swapping beaches and beers for action-packed, celebrity-inspired fitness getaways, often with the goal of shooting “welfies” – workout selfies from very cool places. A Hotels.com Activacations Survey shows a whopping 80 percent of 18-35 year olds now consider keeping fit one of the most important parts of their holiday experience, compared to only 66 percent of baby boomers. Read more »

Colorado Romance: 10 High Altitude Hotels

Romantic Hotels Colorado

It’s possible to get high on more than marijuana in Colorado. Love is in the air in any season in Colorado with its fantasstical settings, mountaintop accommodations, gorgeous views, outstanding adventures and blissful ski days that lead to wildly romantic evenings.

Where to go? Whether for honeymoons, revows or remarrying moons or just a perfect romantic weekend in the mountains, here’s a list of Colorado’s most romantic settings in the clouds… Read more »

Hong Kong the Easy Way

Hong Kong tours

Visitors traveling on Cathay Pacific Airways to Hong Kong for three nights or more will have their choice of four compelling sightseeing tours, as part of a new collaboration campaign between the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), Cathay Pacific and local tourism partners. The complimentary tours ranging from a day-long, open-top bus ride to a guided walk through the city’s entertainment, culture and dining district, Old Town Central, are valued from $55 to $95 per person.

Visitors can consider these tours, whether seeking a convenient orientation into one of Asia’s most iconic cities, fitting in some culture and leisure between meetings, or enjoying a whirlwind visit to Hong Kong and points beyond.

 

Sensorial Japan: Tempting Journeys of Immersion

Tours of Tokyo

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